Published on September 18th, 2020 | by University Communications


Workplace Re-Imagined webinar to explore human capital, return to workplace on October 8

While the true implications of the COVID-19 pandemic may not be known for years, its effect on employees and business owners is in full force as they return to the workplace. Saint Leo’s Tapia College of Business will present Workplace Re-Imagined from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, October 8, to focus on “human capital and the return to the workforce.”

This free webinar will be part II of the Business Re-Imagined: Surviving the Pandemic webinar series, which was presented in June and July.

Dr. Sheri Bias, associate professor and human resources lead faculty member, will be the host for this webinar, which will feature experts from three of the university’s colleges to present a multidisciplinary look at helping employees in the “new normal.”

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend and are asked to invite others who might be interested to join Saint Leo’s Tapia College of Business for this presentation.

This webinar will focus on the following areas:

Employee Safety in the Workplace: Presented by Dr. Rafael Rosado-Ortiz, chair of the Healthcare Administration Department, and Dr. Kathy Van Eerden, associate dean of the College of Health Professions. Topics to be explored include

  • Safety of employees and customers—Following the current Centers for Disease Control and Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines;
  • Infection control and exposure reduction initiatives; and,
  • COVID-19-positive employees—what to do next.

Employee relations and mental health: Presented by Dr. Sheri Bias, associate professor of human resource management. Topics include:

  • Strategies for reengaging the workforce in the workplace;
  • Importance of communications; and,
  • Change fatigue and employee mental health—taking care of the employees.

Digital wellness in the workplace: Presented by Brandy Pollicita, instructor of health and wellness in the College of Education and Social Services. The topics featured include:

  • Digital landscape—trends in “smart” culture and work-life balance;
  • Wellness model for digital interventions;
  • Employee technology use and misuse; and,
  • Integrating digital wellness in the workplace.

Register now at Workplace Re-Imagined. For more information, email

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